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eap request-timeout 60; Good or Bad ?

sin
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Beginner

I have a device manufacture there are requesting the following change on a customer's WLC 5508.

config advanced eap identity-request-timeout 60

config advanced eap request-timeout 60

I have studied many guides but I can't find out if there is a down-side to setting the timeout this high.

Could it result in slow roaming or reauthentication if there is a connection error?

The customer have large areas with high client density and some outdoor areas with low client density.

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yeah, when I wrote that it was designed more around voice deployments, and to fix the troubleshooting guide that showed the values all pushed to max.

Generally 5sec is a good maximum, as most things will reply within that time frame, but it's not so long as to cause an interruption if the device doesn't respond

HTH,
Steve

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Stephen Rodriguez
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The issue with setting the timeout that high is interruption of service if the client doesn't respond.

Take a look at this doc that goes over this.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-12110

HTH,
Steve

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Thank's Steve. That is also what I have concluded so far.

One thing that bugs me is that the article you mention states that no more than 5 secunds makes sense. But the default on newer generation WLC software is 30 secunds?

yeah, when I wrote that it was designed more around voice deployments, and to fix the troubleshooting guide that showed the values all pushed to max.

Generally 5sec is a good maximum, as most things will reply within that time frame, but it's not so long as to cause an interruption if the device doesn't respond

HTH,
Steve

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HTH,
Steve

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